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Bodies of couple found in freezer

An elderly farmer from Mpumalanga is recovering in hospital after he was attacked and shot three times on his farm. File photo.

An elderly farmer from Mpumalanga is recovering in hospital after he was attacked and shot three times on his farm. File photo.

Published Jan 10, 2013

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Mpumalanga - An elderly couple was found dead in their home in Belfast on Wednesday morning, Mpumalanga police said.

“Their bodies were found by the police this morning (Wednesday) stashed inside a deep freezer in their house with their hands and feet tied with cables,” spokesman Colonel Leonard Hlathi said.

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Rudolf and Elna Van Heerden were both 79-years-old. They had been beaten over the head with a blunt object.

Two firearms were stolen from the house. Their Toyota Prado was found abandoned on the N4 near Middelburg.

No arrests had been made. - Sapa

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